By taking the transfer process day by day and step by step, you will likely finish the year with the reward of ending up where you decided you ultimately wanted to be almost exactly one year earlier when you accepted your transfer admission.
What's the easiest way to admit we're wrong? Is it: A.) Just openly accept that mistakes are a part of life, B.) Admit nothing and hide behind our own fakeness for as long as possible, or C.) Shrug it off and kind of just hope something changes?
The last thing you want to do is make a choice you regret. College-bound students should weigh the pluses and minuses of each school equally. They should look carefully at each school. And most importantly, keep an open mind.
Whereas I thought my transferring to UMD meant that I would get to spend more time with my family (something I desperately wanted and perhaps even needed), the way things actually panned out was very different.
A new study is right to focus on the importance of community colleges in the U.S. higher education system. But no study can point to or graph why a student might transfer, because only we can draw the best fit.
It was a foolproof plan, I thought. I envisioned myself embarking on a journey to defy convention, to prove to everyone (or maybe just to myself) that it is possible to follow your high school boyfriend to college and end up happy and successful.